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The Chaotic Supper: Recent Work by Dana Sikkila

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

RACAgallery is pleased to announce an exhibition by the artist and community arts activist Dana Sikkila. Please come and celebrate the opening of this exhibition on March 2nd from 7-9 pm. Brian will be firing up the pizza oven to make pizza for this special night.

Artists Statement: “The Chaotic Supper, my work displays, through visual repetition, the obsessive relationship between the art-making process and final products. Every day I battle with the always asked question….“What’s Next?”

In my career, my creativity, my relationships, my fertility, and money, these questions are a never-ending spiral. I hear it from myself, supporters, and even strangers. This constant, mostly innocent inquiry triggers my manic stages of working, which you see in the repetition and mark-making within my paintings. Personal stress of the future is something I deal with on a daily basis, cutting the cloth wrong because I didn’t measure twice and managing the fear that comes with that. Making promises to myself I know I can’t keep, and then having to sit at the table surrounded by plates filled with anxieties, second thoughts, triggers, and unanswered questions. My paintings and prints show metaphors for these thoughts and fears.

It’s meant to overtake the vertical walls, turning my atypical tendencies into a humorous, almost adorable mental mess; which represents my psyche, conjuring my problems and fears into painted surfaces.

Sometimes we think we know what the future holds….but do we truly ever know?


March 2
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mankato, MN 56001 United States
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